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The WTU Teachers' Center Professional Development Program for Educators

WTU Summer Institute and Accelerated Professional Development Program 2017
Register Now! Space is Limited! Online registration ends June 3, 2017!   
Research-based PD. Peer-to-Peer PD. Solutions-driven PD.

Elizabeth A. Davis, WTU President
Jacqueline Pogue-Lyons, General Vice President/Summer Institute Coordinator

Just One Week at One Location!
Monday - Friday, June 19 - June 23, 8 am - 5 pm
University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW

To encourage collaboration and team learning, this summer you and your colleague from the same school can take the same course, and enjoy President Davis' special - $75 off the regular registration fee! Just select the "Two for One Deal" for this super savings!

Course offerings will build content knowledge and pedagogical strategies in: Beginning Reading Instruction, Elementary and Secondary Mathematics, the Common Core State Standards, English Language Acquisition, Behavior Management, Computer Technology and so much more!! WTU courses are also directly aligned to the District of Columbia Public Schools IMPACT Teaching and Learning Framework (TLF).

For an additional $375, participants interested in earning graduate credit may register to receive three graduate credit hours through our university partnership and special tuition rate with Trinity University. In order to receive graduate credit, participants must submit the WTU registration form and tuition AND the Trinity University registration form and tuition. 

New teacher members and local school union leaders with free course certificates for SY2016-2017 must attach free certificates to the WTU registration form.  Certificates cannot be used for online registration. Scan and email free certificates and registration form to: support@wtulocal6.net

Click here to complete the paper registration form and pay by check or money order. 

No refunds provided. 
 

Summer 2017 Course Descriptions

Beginning Reading Instruction

Instructor: Michelle Dickey, M.S.
Dates/Time: Monday - Friday, June 19 - 23, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm
Location: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008

DCPS IMPACT Alignment: Teaching and Learning Framework Direct Alignment: TEACH 1-8
Earn: 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs)/3 Recertification Hours in Content Knowledge

Beginning Reading Instruction (BRI) focuses on how children learn to read and the best ways to teach beginning reading from kindergarten to the end of primary grades. This course contains considerable information on how students develop basic decoding skills. It is also helpful for educators working with older students who still are having difficulty with decoding and fluency. The course presents the research-based instructional strategies.

Tuition:
  $100 (Full Dues Two for One Deal)
  $125 (Full Dues Members)
  $300 (Non-Members)

This course also offers graduate credit from Trinity University for an additional $375. Click here to complete the required Trinity University registration form.

Designing Units of Study for English Language Arts

Instructors for Section One: Camille Anderson, M.A. and JoAnn Cornish, M.A.
Instructor for Section Two: Rajeeni Galloway, M.S.
Dates/Time: Monday - Friday, June 19 - 23, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm
Location: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008

DCPS IMPACT Alignment: Teaching and Learning Framework Direct Alignment: TEACH 1-8
Earn: 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs)/3 Recertification Hours in Content Knowledge

This course will enable participants to understand the essential components of developing a coherent unit of study aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and to the designated student outcome. The broad categories of this AFT module include: Introduction to the ELA standards, instructional implications, differentiation, strategies and instructional support for English Language Learners and students.

Tuition:
  $100 (Full Dues Two for One Deal):
  $125 (Full Dues Members)
  $300 (Non-Members)

Instructional Strategies that Work Across All Disciplines

Instructors for Section One: Sarah Elwell
Instructor for Section Two: Nadia Torney
Dates/Time: Monday - Friday, June 19 - 23, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm
Location: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008

DCPS IMPACT Alignment: Essential Practice 1-5
Earn: 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs)/3 Recertification Hours in Pedagogy and Instructional Strategies

This course provides a cognitive research-based approach to lesson planning and design. To develop a comprehensive instructional plan, participants consider the concepts of standards, curriculum and a course map as they generate unit and lesson plans that promote independent learning for students. In this course, instructional strategies are taught in the context of purpose and appropriateness for supporting student learning. The information in this course can be applied in K-12 settings and is particularly helpful for students with special needs.

Tuition:
  $100 (Full Dues Two for One Deal):
  $125 (Full Dues Members)
  $300 (Non-Members)

This course also offers graduate credit from Trinity University for an additional $375. Click here to complete the required Trinity University registration form.

Designing Units of Study for Elementary Mathematics

Instructor: Latoya Davis, M. Ed.
Dates/Time: Monday - Friday, June 19 - 23, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm
Location: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008

DCPS IMPACT Alignment: Teaching and Learning Framework Direct Alignment: TEACH 1-8
Earn: 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs)/3 Recertification Hours in Content

This course will enable participants to understand the essential components of developing a coherent unit of study aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Elementary Mathematics and to the designated student outcome. The board categories of this AFT module include: Introduction to the Mathematics standards, differentiation, instructional implications, strategies and instructional support for English Language Learners and students.

Tuition:
  $100 (Full Dues Two for One Deal):
  $125 (Full Dues Members)
  $300 (Non-Members)

Integration of Computer Technology

Instructor: Lori Alexander, M.Ed.
Dates/Time: Monday - Friday, June 19 - 23, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm
Location: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008

DCPS IMPACT Alignment: Teaching and Learning Framework Direct Alignment: TEACH 1-8
Earn: 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs)/3 Recertification Hours in Pedagogy

This course will focus on the research and instructional practices of educators (Pre-K-12) utilizing educational technology. It will provide participants with an opportunity to implement best practices of technology. The technology to be included but not limited to is IPads, IPod, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Smartboard, Promethean, blended learning, and Flipped Classroom. Participants will create platforms to implement blended learning in their classrooms. Participants will examine, analyze, and discuss websites and articles, and the impact on student learning in their classroom. Participants will create a grant for educational technology and a website for their classroom. Participants must bring a laptop to access course materials and complete learning activities.

Tuition:
  $100 (Full Dues Two for One Deal):
  $125 (Full Dues Members)
  $300 (Non-Members)

This course also offers graduate credit from Trinity University for an additional $375. Click here to complete the required Trinity University registration form.

Managing Anti-Social Behavior

Instructor: Leslie Charles, M.S.
Dates/Time: Monday - Friday, June 19 - 23, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm
Location: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008

DCPS IMPACT Alignment: Teaching and Learning Framework Direct Alignment: TEACH 9
Earn: 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs)/3 Recertification Hours in Pedagogy

The anti-social actions of a small but powerful number of students in school put their own academic success at risk and threaten others. This course presents research on emotional and behavioral problems of students who consistently act out. Participants will learn strategies to reduce and/or prevent the occurrence of disruptive or dangerous outbreaks.

Tuition:
  $100 (Full Dues Two for One Deal):
  $125 (Full Dues Members)
  $300 (Non-Members)

This course also offers graduate credit from Trinity University for an additional $375. Click here to complete the required Trinity University registration form.

English Language Learners 101, Modules I-III: Who are ELLs? Second Language Acquisition and Development

Instructor: Maryann Oudheusden
Dates/Time: Monday - Friday, June 19 - 23, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm
Location: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008

DCPS IMPACT Alignment: Teaching and Learning Framework Direct Alignment: TEACH 1-8
Earn: 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs)/3 Recertification Hours in Content Knowledge

These modules are targeted to pre-K-12 educators of ELLs and are designed to provide research-based information on second language acquisition research, to enable participants to provide students with equitable access to standards-based academic content and validate the instructional practices for ELLs while also equipping participants with differentiation strategies. Information in this course will enhance the instructional practices of mainstream educators of ELLs who are currently implementing and expanding their repertoire by introducing new research-based strategies. This course will engage participants in learning about second language acquisition, ELL student literacy development, content-based literacy, and ELL access to the Common Core State Standards.

Tuition:
  $100 (Full Dues Two for One Deal):
  $125 (Full Dues Members)
  $300 (Non-Members)

Organizing the Classroom for Teaching and Learning

Instructors: Betty Cade, M.A. and Dianne Moore Williams, M.S.
Dates/Time: Monday - Friday, June 19 - 23, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm
Location: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008

DCPS IMPACT Alignment: 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs)/3 Recertification Hours in Pedadogy
Earn: 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs)/3 Recertification Hours in Content Knowledge

This core course addresses fundamental aspects of teaching and learning relevant to all educators. This course examines proven practices for establishing and maintaining classroom management, maximizing use of learning time, questioning and feedback skills, homework, interactive guided instruction strategies and scaffolding techniques.

Tuition:
  $100 (Full Dues Two for One Deal):
  $125 (Full Dues Members)
  $300 (Non-Members)

This course also offers graduate credit from Trinity University for an additional $375. Click here to complete the required Trinity University registration form.

Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children

Instructor: Dr. John Taylor
Dates/Time: Monday – Friday, June 19 - 23, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm
Location: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008

DCPS IMPACT Alignment: Essential Practice 1-5
Earn: 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs)/3 Recertification Hours in Content Knowledge

This course is designed to provide opportunities that specially meet the needs of special educators and other school personnel. Participants will acquire knowledge regarding the psychological development and characteristics for children and youth. They will explore the principles of special education, paying particular attention to the appropriate role of the special educator in a variety of settings. The origin and philosophies of special education will be traced and attention will be given to issues which currently influence the field of special education, including the Transactional Programs for Adolescents with Disabilities and the present; IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).

Tuition:
  $100 (Full Dues Two for One Deal):
  $125 (Full Dues Members)
  $300 (Non-Members)

This course also offers graduate credit from Trinity University for an additional $375. Click here to complete the required Trinity University registration form.

Reading Comprehension Instruction - Common Core Edition

Instructor: Natalie Porter-McCuiston
Dates/Time: Monday – Friday, June 19 - 23, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm
Location: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008

DCPS IMPACT Alignment: Essential Practice 1-5
Earn: 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs)/3 Recertification Hours in Content Knowledge

This course will focus on the research and instructional practices that will help students acquire strong reading comprehension skills. It will provide participants with the synthesis of research on comprehension instruction and vocabulary development. Participants will examine, discuss and evaluate the application of a wide range of instructional strategies for teaching comprehension skills to use with both narrative and expository text, including subject matter text books. It will also demonstrate how students can monitor their own reading progress and apply appropriate strategies when comprehension is not achieved.

Tuition:
  $100 (Full Dues Two for One Deal):
  $125 (Full Dues Members)
  $300 (Non-Members)

This course also offers graduate credit from Trinity University for an additional $375. Click here to complete the required Trinity University registration form.

Thinking Mathematics, Grades 3-5 Common Core Edition

Instructor: Urlkia Randolph, M.A.
Dates/Time: Monday - Friday, June 19 - 23, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm
Location: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008

DCPS IMPACT Alignment: Teaching and Learning Framework Direct Alignment: TEACH 1-8
Earn: 45 Professional Learning Units (PLUs)/3 Recertification Hours in Content Knowledge

Participants examine the differences between multiplicative and additive structures, including the new role numbers have as they begin to represent not only single objects but also composite units. Participants also review the variety of problem types in the multiplicative structures. Representations to help students understand include diagrams, charts, and t-tables as well as arrays and area models, which receive strong emphasis in Common Core. Use of the distributive property and the beginnings of proportional reasoning are stressed as well as the various treatments that may be required for division remainders in contextualized problems. Stress is placed on the importance of matching language to situations.

Tuition:
  $100 (Full Dues Two for One Deal):
  $125 (Full Dues Members)
  $300 (Non-Members)

This course also offers graduate credit from Trinity University for an additional $375. Click here to complete the required Trinity University registration form.

Register Now! Space is Limited! Online registration ends June 3, 2017!

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